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Dutchess County Man Charged With DWI Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 14 October 2014

Putnam County Sheriff Donald B. Smith announces the arrest of a Dutchess County man on a charge of DWI.

On October 11, 2014 at 12:55 a.m., Deputy Sheriff Kevin Radovich stopped a motorist who had committed a traffic violation on Route 9 in the Town of Philipstown. The deputy determined that the driver, identified as Carlos E. Espinoza-Lima, 31, of 28 Dogwood Road, Hopewell Junction, New York was intoxicated. The deputy arrested Mr. Espinoza-Lima and charged him with Driving While Intoxicated, a misdemeanor, after the man failed a series of standardized field sobriety tests. The defendant was processed at the Putnam County Correctional Facility and held pending arraignment.

If found guilty of the misdemeanor charge, the defendant could face up to a year in jail and a fine of up to $1,000.00.

Putnam County's Fall Medication Take Back Event on November 1, 2014 Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 14 October 2014

The Center for Disease Control (CDC) recently reported that ?In 2010, about 12 million Americans (age 12 or older) reported nonmedical use of prescription painkillers in the past year.? Prescription drug abuse has reached epidemic proportions. ?Overdose deaths from prescription painkillers have skyrocketed in the past decade. Every year, nearly 15,000 people die from overdoses involving these drugs–more than those who die from heroin and cocaine combined.? (CDC)

By participating in the Medication Take Back event, Putnam County residents are given the opportunity to ensure safety for themselves and New York’s waterways. The Putnam County Communities That Care Coalition, the Putnam County Sheriff’s Office, and Putnam County Department of Health co-sponsor the event.

The next Medication Take Back Event will be on Saturday, November 1st, 2014 from 9AM -2PM at Putnam Hospital Center’s Wagner Cancer Pavilion. NO SHARPS OF ANY KIND ACCEPTED. NO LANCETS. NO SYRINGES. NO EPI PENS. Individuals can dispose of prescription medication, over the counter medication, and pet medication. Please Remember: Keep medications in original package.

To call for questions on items you are unsure of dropping off please contact Mary Rice at the Putnam County Department of Health at (845) 808-1390 x 43164.

The ?Medication Take Back? initiative encourages Putnam County residents to:

  • Take inventory of your prescription, over-the-counter medicine, and vet medications.
  • Lock your medicine cabinet.
  • Dispose of your unused, unwanted, and expired medicine in your home at a proper disposal site.
  • Take your medicine(s) exactly as prescribed.
  • Talk to your children about the dangers of prescription drug abuse.

The Putnam County Communities That Care Coalition, Putnam County Sheriff’s Office, and the Putnam County Health Department applaud residents for disposing of these unwanted items in a sanitary and safe way. The success of this initiative is a community effort that has been effective in not only protecting our youth, but our environment. Each day we see evidence of the toll prescription drug abuse has on our community.

Anton Borkes Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 14 October 2014
Anton Borkes

Anton Borkes (D.O.B ? 10/01/64) is wanted by the Putnam County Sheriff’s Department and a Arrest Warrant was issued October 8, 2013 in the Town Of Carmel Court, to answer the charge of Driving While Intoxicated. Borkes’s last known location is Mahopac NY.

If anyone has any information as to Borkes’s whereabouts, please contact the Putnam County Sheriff’s Department (845) 808-4357. PLEASE DO NOT POST TIPS HERE ON FACEBOOK.

Fire At Mahopac's Olympic Diner Ruled Accidental, Could Reopen In A Month Print E-mail
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Monday, 13 October 2014

The Saturday fire that has resulted in the temporary closure of the Olympic Diner on Route 6 in Mahopac was caused by the heat source of a stove igniting the inside of the restaurant's walls, LoHud.com reports. The fire, ruled accidental in a preliminary investigation by the Putnam County Fire Investigation Team, occurred while patrons were dining in the middle of the afternoon, according to the report.

Fall Fun: Pumpkin Picking In Westchester Print E-mail
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Monday, 13 October 2014

Westchester's farms go above and beyond for the fall season offering beautiful selections of New York grown pumpkins and favorite family autumn attractions like hayrides and corn mazes. Every weekend from September through October and on Columbus Day Harvest Moon Farms holds their Fall Festival from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. And yes, leashed dogs are welcome.

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